DEAL: Lord Rumi Verjee
An entrepreneur who bought Domino’s Pizza to Britain is selling a Mayfair property for £80 million.
Lord Rumi Verjee, a business magnate and philanthropist, is selling the historic Victorian building on 17-22 South Audley Street in central London to Johnny Sandelson, a property investor.
The deal is being backed by Cain Hoy Enterprises, a US private investment company linked to a takeover bid at Tottenham Hotspur last year.
Verjee started the first Domino’s in Luton with the support of two US partners and his business contacts in investment banking. Domino’s quickly mushroomed and by the time they had 50 outlets in 1989, the entrepreneur sold up.
He currently runs Thomas Goode, a china, silverware and glass shop, which supplies the royal household. It is understood Thomas Goode will remain as a tenant of the property.